Saturday, January 12, 2013
Put the Hammer Down
I'm pretty sure this is what inspired "The Lord of the Flies."
Geoboard Kits are a hit.
And as far as homemade gifts go, how simple is this?
A block of sanded wood.
A bag of screws and nails.
Yarn and rubber bands.
All packaged up and ready to be assembled.
We wrapped a hammer and screwdriver kit for Sugar Snack, too.
He's in Fix-It Heaven,
stomping around the house,
adjusting all the screws.
I keep waiting for the doors to fall off
with the next
I don't know how safe a gift of nails
and screws is for the preschool crew.
I've tried to remind them to keep the sharp points
away from mouths, noses and electrical openings,
but you never know.
It helps to have ample adult supervision
when you're dealing with all those hammers.
So, let's just have a proviso here:
For crafty, writing, or artsy tips,
visit me with gleeful abandon.
For safe parenting tips,
Happy New Year, my friends!
May it be gloriously rich in the simple joys
and surprisingly glad in all the rest.
Tools by Taro Miura
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Safety tips AND cuteness)